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Spring 2017 Cleaning and Lining Projects

Published: 04/10/2017 - Water Works News

The City of Manchester Water Works has contracted with N. Granese & Sons to clean and line water mains on Maple Street between Webster Street and Blodget Street and Ash Street between Webster Street and Blodget Street.  The work is scheduled to start April 10, 2017 and take approximately 2 months to complete.  Effected customers will be put on water main bypass to minimize disruptions to service.  

If you have any questions or concerns about this water main improvement project please call Mike Adams at 603-624-6494.

Two events on Sunday, April 9, 2017 that may cause traffic delays, congestion and road closures

Published: 04/06/2017 1:58 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BAGELS AND BISCUITS 5K --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The event is the Annual Bagels and Biscuits 5K that will begin at the Derryfield Park at 9:00 AM. The...

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Weekly Yard Waste Collection Starts April 10!

Published: 04/05/2017 10:49 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Weekly curbside collection of yard waste resumes Monday, April 10. Material must be placed at the curb for pickup by 7 AM on your regular trash collection day. No individual branches or stumps greater than three inches in diameter or three feet in length will be collected. Yard waste must be in b...

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Manchester Parks and Recreation April Newsletter

Published: 04/01/2017 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

Here is our April Newsletter! The newsletter contains current projects and programs that the department is working on.  Enjoy!

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Snow Emergency tonight Friday, 3/31/17 from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am Saturday 4/1/17. No parking on a...

Published: 03/31/2017 12:58 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Public Works Director is declaring a SNOW EMERGENCY that will be in effect from 10:00 p.m. FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017 until 6:00 a.m. SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017. Upon declaration of a Snow Emergency, any vehicle parked on the streets will be towed and impounded. Look for the blinking strobe lights plac...

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Please be advised: Overnight parking will only be permitted on the EVEN side of the street for t...

Published: 03/31/2017 10:47 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Overnight Odd/Even Parking Restrictions Overnight parking restrictions, in effect from 1:00 am to 6:00 am every morning, commence December 1 of each year and last through April 15. Please note the following rules: Where parking is normally allowed on both sides of the street, parking is permitted...

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Public mtng:4/5/17 at 6:30pm in the Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall Re: So Manchester Rail Trail...

Published: 03/29/2017 10:55 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

There will be a Public Meeting regarding the South Manchester Rail Trail Extension and Bike/Pedestrian Connection Project on Wednesday April 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall. This meeting is a follow up to the January 4, 2017 meeting and the intent is to present the desi...

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Manchester City Library News - Spring 2017

Published: 03/03/2017 5:00 PM - Newsletter Creation - Visible to Library Admins Only

Find out what's going on at the Manchester libraries in the latest issue of MCL Notes!

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Lifeguards Wanted

Published: 03/02/2017 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

The City of Manchester is now seeking applications for Lifeguard I and Lifeguard Supervisors for the city pools, beach and splash park. Applications can be found online or at the Human Resources office in City Hall. Lifeguard rate of pay is $13.84 and valid certifications required. Supervisor applicants should have worked previously for the City of Manchester for two years, rate of pay is $15.85 and valid certifications required. All applicants are required to pass a written test and a swim test as a condition of hire. For more information, contact Janet Horvath at (603) 792-5347.

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John Clayton Presents... Thursday April 27th, 12:00pm

Published: 3/1/2017 - Senior Services

Manchester's own Charles Revson started with one bottle of nail polish, and he built an empire - the Revlon Cosmetics Company - that fueled a rags-to-riches story to rival that of "The Great Gatsby." He had help of course. His brothers, Joseph and Martin, followed him from Manchester to Manhattan, and together - with a little help from a television game show called "The $64,000 Question" - they reshaped the world of cosmetics. Find out more about these West Side kids from another West Sider – Manchester Historic Association Executive Director John Clayton - when he speaks at the William B Cashin Senior Activity Center on April 27 at 11:30 a.m. Please register early call (603)624-6533

Special Election for State Representative (District 44/Wards 8 & 9)

Published: 02/01/2017 - City Clerk Announcements

The special election dates have been set to fill the state representative vacancy in District 44 (Manchester wards 8 & 9).  A primary election will be held on April 4, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. with the general election to follow on May 23, 2017.

Those interested in becoming a candidate for the office are encouraged to file a Declaration of Candidacy with the Secretary of State between February 6 - 10, 2017.  Declarations of Candidacy may also be accepted at our office on February 6th and 7th only.

For more information, you may call the Secretary of State at 271-3242.

2017 Planning & Community Development Department Calendar

Published: 01/03/2017 - Planning & Community Development Announcements

The calendar, which includes Planning Board meetings and deadlines, Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings, Conservation Commision meetings, and Heritage Commission meetings, is available here.

Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

Published: 10/04/2016 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

The state of New Hampshire recently confirmed that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect from Asia that has killed millions of ash trees nationwide, has been found in Manchester, joining a growing list of New Hampshire towns.  In an effort to slow the spread of this insect, the state has issued a quarantine on the movement of all ash materials, as well as all hardwood firewood and wood chips, coming out of and through Hillsborough, Rockingham, Belknap, and Merrimack counties.  The Merrimack county quarantine has been in effect since 2013. 


Please visit for specific quarantine details.  This website also contains information concerning many aspects of EAB, including how to identify it and what options you have to protect your ash trees..

To report evidence of EAB, please call either:

  • NH Division of Forests & Lands – (603) 271-2214
  • Pierra Siegart, State Entomologist – (603) 271-2561
  • Manchester Division of Parks, Recreation, & Cemeteries – (603) 624-6444 x5350

City of Manchester, New Hampshire Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Published: 09/14/2016 - Health Announcements

City of Manchester, New Hampshire Receives RWJF Culture of Health Prize For Efforts that Give All Residents the Chance to Thrive

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Recognizes the City of Manchester, NH for Weaving a Culture of Health throughout the Community’s Fabric

Manchester, NH (September 14, 2016) Manchester is one of seven winners of the 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to health. The Prize honors communities for their efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.

Manchester is being nationally recognized for bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health, drawing especially on the wisdom, voice, and experience of residents themselves. Chosen from nearly 200 applicant communities across the country, Manchester’s award winning efforts include its response to the emerging opioid and heroin epidemic—which has successfully mobilized first responders, community organizations, and health care providers to connect residents with critical treatment services. When over half of the City’s school children became enrolled in free and reduced meals, city leaders in partnership with residents worked to transform schools in the city’s most socioeconomically disadvantaged areas into neighborhood health and education hubs. Former textile mills have been converted into high-tech spaces and outdoor recreation areas, spurring economic growth and providing more opportunities for physical activity. Funders are collaboratively investing in new ways to bring projects to scale.

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Matter of Balance class. Fridays starting June 2nd for 8 weeks at 1:00 PM

Published: 9/1/2016 - Senior Services

Do you have concerns about falling?  A Matter of Balance can help

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and so they start to restrict their activities.  A Matter of Balance is an evidence based program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.  Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise will be offering this program at the William Cashin Senior Center beginning Friday, June 2nd.  Classes will be held on Fridays from 1:30 – 3:00 PM for 8 weeks.  The fee for the full 8 week program is $15.  In the Matter of Balance program, you will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance.  So, if you have concerns about falls, have restricted activities due to the fear of falling, or are interested in improving your balance, strength, and flexibility, then consider taking a Matter of Balance.  Call (603)624-6533 to register.  If you have any questions, please call Fred Daniels (Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise) at 603-880-0488. 

Library Newsletter - MCL Notes

Published: 03/02/2016 - Newsletter Creation - Visible to Library Admins Only

The Spring 2016 edition of the Manchester City Library's newsletter, MCL Notes, is now available at:

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Timber Cutting In Auburn to address Red Pine Scale Insect Infestation in New Hampshire

Published: 11/30/2015 - Water Works News

The Manchester Water Works will be removing stands of Red Pine Timber over the next five years in response to the eminent threat of severe mortality by the invasive Red Pine Scale Insect.  This insect has caused widespread devastation throughout New England over the last fifty years and has recently arrived in New Hampshire and has had a profound impact.  The Manchester Water Works has been working with NH Forest Health Specialist to determine a course of action.  This has resulted in the careful planning to remove all Red Pine Trees on the Massabesic Watershed Properties.  The specific cutting equipment selected for harvest is intended to protect the remaining large and especially small trees and to prepare a seedbed for new regeneration and growth of seedlings and saplings.  The layout and design of these harvest operations will utilize State of New Hampshire Best Management Practice for Erosion Control.  The Red Pine Stands exist in around 20 separate tree stands totaling around 400 acres and the plan is to cut about 80 acres per year over the next four years (80 acres were cut in 2014).

Further Reading

Red Pine Poster

Red Pine Scale Presentation


Traffic Alert -Dash To The Palace 5K - Saturday, 6/27/15 at 9am

Published: 06/26/2015 - General Announcements

The Manchester Police Department would like to advise the public that the Dash To The Palace 5K will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015. The race will begin at 9:00am and the course is as follows;

  • Start on Hanover St @ Nutfield Ln
  • North on Elm St to Clark St
  • East on Clark St to Ray St
  • South on Ray St to Appleton St
  • West on Appleton St to Chestnut St
  • South on Chestnut St to Hanover St
  • West on Hanover St to Finish.

Hanover St will be closed from Chestnut St to Elm St to allow for this event beginning at 8:00am. Both Elm St and Chestnut St will remain open for the race but traffic will be restricted to one lane for north bound traffic on Elm St and one lane for south bound traffic on Chestnut St. Although both Elm St and Chestnut St will remain open during the race, any traffic attempting to cross either of these streets will be asked to wait until a break in the race will allow them to safely cross the roadway without interfering with the racers.

As always, please enjoy your weekend and drive safely.

Submitted by Sergeant Vincent - Traffic Unit

Environment Protection Division - Deduct Meter Program

Published: 06/02/2015 - Water Works News

For you convenience Effective June 1, 2015 Manchester Water Works will be taking application and payment (Cash or check only) for EPD's deduct meter program at our office on 281 Lincoln Street during our regular business hours.  Final eligibility decisions will continue to be made by EPD staff and specific questions should be directed to them.  More Information!

Manchester Water Works Service Line Protection Plan

Published: 10/23/2014 2:00 PM - Water Works News

Manchester Water Works Introduces
Our Cost-Saving
Service Line Protection Plan

Did you know that you own the water service line from your property line into your home?  Many people are surprised when they learn that they own and are responsible for the repair and maintenance of the water service line from your property line into your home. We know you have received at least two solicitations this year alone proposing to protect you against expenses due to such a leak.

MWW is prepared to handle the leak in your water service.… including:  Expenses related to repair work  such as costs to shut off your water service; hiring a contractor to replace or repair your leaking water service line; patching your driveway and re-sodding your lawn and turning your service back on assuring a tight repair.

Leave it to us… Make just one call and have Manchester Water Works take care of it. Save yourself the inconvenience and potentially thousands of dollars in repairs by enrolling today in the Manchester Water Works Service Line Protection Plan!

Homeowner’s Insurance isn’t the answer…  Most homeowner insurance policies do not cover the cost of repairing or replacing water service lines and, even if it did, there’s typically a large deductible that must be paid first. Now, there is a simple way to avoid costly repairs to your water service line. Enroll in the Manchester Water Works Service Line Protection Plan and gain peace of mind knowing that if you suddenly have a leak, Manchester Water Works will take care of everything.

Guaranteed for an the introductory price of $75… Enroll in the Service Line Protection Plan and Manchester Water Works will take care of the repair and replacement of your leaking water service connection from the property line up to your shut off valve in the basement. If you have a leak from your water service, just call us, and we’ll handle it – for the low cost of just $75 annually. Our authorized service person will be dispatched to your home to take care of the problem.

Peace of Mind...  It’s easy to see why the Service Line Protection Plan is such a great value. Enroll Today! Enrolling in the Service Line Protection Plan is easy. You can pay the $75 annual fee by check, money order, or add it to your regular water bill. To enroll, call our customer service number at 1-603-624-6494 or on-line Enroll today, and you’ll never have to worry about expensive water line repairs again.

Eligibility… To be eligible for the Service Line Protection coverage, you must own or have a written legal responsibility and authority to provide maintenance for the water service line (and associated parts) to your residential dwelling (up to 2 unit multi-family). Customers on private lines are not eligible. The service line can be no greater than one (1) inch in diameter and must conform to the design standards of MWW’s Rules and Regulations. MWW reserves the right to deny plan coverage for any reason.

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Sign Up Today for Service Line Protection! Call 1-603-624-6494

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